The Early Morning Farm Staff

Anton Burkett

Owner & General Manager

Anton grew up in West Liberty, OH and graduated with a BA in Biology from Lock Haven University. After working on various farms in Ohio and the Albany area for six years, he started Early Morning Farm in 1999 with a large blue Rototiller and two dedicated friends.

Chris Bickford

Farm Manager

Chris joined Early Morning Farm in 2009, after working for several years on an organic vegetable and flower farm in central Pennsylvania. Chris is in charge of crop production on the farm and enjoys interacting with our CSA customers at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market.

Anna Jesionowski

Packing Manager

Anna keeps the crew moving the harvest through the wash station as it is cleaned and packed for our CSA members. She also manages crews in the fields and greenhouses.

Nate Funke

Harvest Manager

Nate leads our crew through the hands on labors of harvesting, planting, and hoeing. Each day he brings a steady positive attitude that is the best encouragement possible for our team.

Josh Ferguson

Crew Leader

Josh works alongside Nate managing the crew in the fields and harvesting tasks. Josh grew up in the Auburn area and has been working on the farm since last fall. He’s quickly learning the ins and outs of organic farming!

Our Crew


Harvesting, hand-weeding, hoeing, planting, digging, washing, packing, loading, sweating, & laughing! Our crew does it all! We are looking for hard working people to join our crew, If you are interested in working at Early Morning Farm check out our Employment page.

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